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International Journal of Home Science

2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART D

Antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables

Author(s): Minaxi R Prajapati and Preeti H Dave
Abstract:
The present day stress and pollution leads to the production of electronically unbalanced atom and molecules called free radicals in our body. These free radicals can cause damage to body cell and lead to diseases. The body does have antioxidants against these rogue “oxidant” compounds. When there are too few antioxidants to counteract free radicals, significant damage can occur, leading to a variety of chronic degenerative diseases such as, heart disease, cancer, metabolic disorders etc. Fruits and vegetables are generally taken as sources of water soluble vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals. These compounds of fruits and vegetables may help to keep healthy and reduce the incidence of chronic degenerative diseases.
Pages: 207-210  |  6 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Minaxi R Prajapati, Preeti H Dave. Antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(1):207-210.
International Journal of Home Science